View Full Version : [ubuntu] convert WIM to bootable ISO help?

June 12th, 2009, 08:34 PM

I have installed Ubuntu on a spare partition on my hard drive as my windows installation is not working. My machine has a recovery partition that I cannot boot from anymore so I need to know if there is a way of turning the WIM file (complete backup of Windows) into a bootable ISO that I can then burn to disk. I would ideally need to be able to do this from within Ubuntu.

Anyone know where to start?


June 12th, 2009, 08:39 PM
hm have you tried mounting the backup partition? if you can mount it just make a copy of it and use the appropriate software to turn it into a bootable iso

June 12th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I have managed to mount the partition and that is how I am getting access to the .WIM file which is my backup, is there a way of mounting that file under Ubuntu? I know that I can do this with Windows using WinMount...but then there is still the challenge of how to turn it into a bootable disk image.

March 14th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Your post is quite old but here's a link to achieve what you want (mainly from a Windows OS but may be adaptable): http://reboot.pro/10137/. Please, tell us if you try it and if it works for you.

March 14th, 2011, 11:06 AM